Remich (canton)

canton in Luxembourg

Remich (Luxembourgish: Réimech) is a canton in the southeast of Luxembourg. Its capital is Remich.

Remich
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Remich
 - coordinates 49°30′N 6°18′E / 49.500°N 6.300°E / 49.500; 6.300
Highest point
 - elevation 368 m (1,207 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 140 m (459 ft)
Area 127.9 km² (49 sq mi) [1]
Population 21,987 (2017) [2]
Density 172 /km² (445 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 8 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-RM
LAU 1 LU00008
Location of the Remich canton
Location of the Remich canton

HistoryEdit

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Burmerange and Wellenstein were merged with the commune of Schengen.[3]

GeographyEdit

With an area of 127.9 km2 (49.4 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 21,987, the Remich canton has a population density of 171.9 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Grevenmacher canton to the northeast, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the west and the Luxembourg canton to the northwest. The canton of Remich borders, to the east, with two districts of Germanyː Trier-Saarburg and Merzig-Wadern, and to the south with the Moselle department in France.

In the Schengen commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Germany.

CommunesEdit

The Remich canton has 8 communes (2016 population).[2]

  1. Bous (1,553)
  2. Dalheim (2,148)
  3. Lenningen (1,886)
  4. Mondorf-les-Bains (4,999)
  5. Remich (3,632)
  6. Schengen (4,805)
  7. Stadtbredimus (1,866)
  8. Waldbredimus (1,098)

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 25 May 2016.